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cruising-racing sailing yacht / open transom / 3-cabin / semi-custom
KIWI SPIRIT

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Characteristics

  • Intended use:

    cruising-racing

  • Deck layout:

    open transom

  • Below-deck configuration:

    3-cabin

  • Other characteristics:

    semi-custom

  • Length:

    19.4 m (63'07")

Description

Thomaston, Maine: Construction of Kiwi Spirit hull 1 of the Farr-designed Paris 63, Lyman-Morse’s new 63 foot performance offshore family cruiser is well underway at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding. The Paris 63 is a multi-phase project and the dream of Stanley Paris, whose goal is a solo, non-stop, and unassisted and completely green circumnavigation. He will not only be the oldest person to do so but he is also attempting to beat Dodge Morgan’s record of 150 days. The build schedule is a short intense sprint - compressed into 12 months from design to Kiwi Spirit’s launch date of August 2012. The Paris 63 joins the roster of distinctive semi-custom offerings from Lyman-Morse.
Paris has logged some 60,000 ocean miles since 1983, and has already completed one circumnavigation, three North Atlantic crossing and two Alaska to New Zealand passages as owner and captain of a Nauticat 44, Nauticat 52 and Farr 60. He therefore knows what it takes and had some ideas of what he wanted. “I have not tried to design this boat but merely indicate my preferences and questions and wishing to share ideas from my reading and to know enough to ask questions,” said Paris. “I was drawn to Lyman-Morse because I knew Cabot has completed close to two circumnavigation and is still out there cruising in far away destinations. And because LM team is staffed with serious bluewater and America’s Cup sailors, I knew they would not only be game but are also on their game when it comes to my mission.”

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